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. he says hagel "antiisrael pro iran mindset makes him unqualified for the pentagon job." president obama nominated hagel on monday. >> we're now learning that it sequestration could mean a month-long furlough for civilian employees at the military. the plan requires $45 billion in budget cuts including a 15% cut in payroll. the pentagon says they are studying other options. >> the race is on for a new location for the f.b.i. political leaders from virginia are making their pitch to replace the hoover building in downtown d.c. that the majority of employees live in that state. the group points out the academy and labs are located at quantico and agencies like the c.i.a. are nearby. >> we feel confident that as process and decision is made on the merits that virginia will be. >> both prince george's and in maryland say that will be successful as well. there is no timetable for a decision yet. >> as parts of the nation deal with a spike in flu season we're getting a better idea how bad the problem is in our area. >> what we've learned is th
is james clapper, a former three-star military man from the pentagon. under him are 16 intelligence agencies and the cia is one of those before that, the director of central intelligence had nominally have the coordination role. now, the cia is one of 16 but it is our primary spy agency. its role under the reorganization has become even more crucial. if you have seen "zero dark thirty," it shows the central the cia played in identifying the career and once we identified him, we found the house in about a block and then we found osama bin laden. host: senator john mccain said he wants to take a closer look at the interrogation policies of the bush administration and john brennan's involvement in that. guest: i applaud with john mccain said about interrogation. he has been saying for ever that torture does not work and he should know. he was in the hanoi hilton for so long and tortured by north vietnam during the war. he is right, in my view. i did serve on the intelligence committee for eight years. i was there in the 1990's and came back and was a ranking member. i think we should l
up. >>> the time just about 5:26. up next, the preparations the pentagon now calling for just in case congress can't agree. >>> getting ready for the inaugural balls. how many people you'll likely be rubbing elbows with if you're headed to the parties. >>> a look at radar right now. we have rain heading into our area. tom will be back to see when it will get h (vo) sometimes the big plan doesn't work. and the perfect life turns out to be not so perfect. you start fresh. new city. new job. new everything. it's exciting, and scary, at the same time. and some days you think, "i can't do this on my own." but then...i went to suntrust. they helped me figure things out. and before you know it, i am doing it... (anncr) at suntrust, helping people shine is what we do. join the thousands who are switching to suntrust's award-winning service. >>> looking at the stories making headlines at 5:29. the search is on for clayton mollenhoff. police say he escaped from a hospital in tacoma park. he's dangerous. >>> two burglars made their way inside a mall and may be holding a person hostage. >>> today
between he and hillary clinton. >>> the pentagon bracing for another budget battle on capitol hill. it's taking steps to prepare the deal with billions of dollars in cuts. defense secretary leon panetta asking his department to brace for those cuts if congress fails to reach an agreement on a final spending plan. the defense department will start freezing civilian hiring. it also plans to delay awarding some contracts and to hold off on some maintenance as well. the pentagon is facing nearly a half trillion dollars in cuts over a decade. >> 6:03 now. a sudden change to inauguration plans. the evangelical pastor who was supposed to give the benediction at the swearing in is out because of anti-gay comments made years ago. he has withdrawn from the event after getting criticism for a sermon in which he pushed for therapy that could turn gay people straight. they picked him for his work in human trafficking. >>> the second inauguration is a little more than a week away. an estimated 40,000 people will pack two inaugural balls on the evening of the inauguration. meantime, you don't have to
of shooting into the pentagon and other targets will learn his fate today. sentencing is scheduled for yonathan maleku. he has been diagnosed as a schizophrenic. he pleaded guilty to the series of shootings last year and accepted a plea deal in exchange for a 25-year prison sentence. >>> another big story we are following, could the fbi be making a big move. we'll have more on the fight by lawmaker to bring more jobs to the commonwealth. >> first, discussing the future of the u.s.'s involvement in afghanistan just days after it was announced that all troops could be out by 2014. this morning, president obama meets with afghanistan's president. we'll be back. >>> thank you is the last day of meetings for vice president joe briden's gun task force. he says he will have a list of proposals ready for the president by tuesday. the nra was in a meeting with vice president biden on yesterday. but after that particular meeting of course the gun lobby said, quote, we were disappointed with how little this meeting had to do with keeping our children safe and how much it had to do with an age
a bloated pentagon was two years ago. since then both parties have agreed that the budget needs to be scaled back. and $487 billion has been cut over the following ten years. now the debate is how much more we should cut. my own view is we can cut a little bit more but not as much as sequestration would require. so again the confirmation hearings are going to be excellent opportunities to get into these matters. i don't know what senator hagel things about how much more deeply we can cut, he should be asked. but the pentagon was bigger than it needed to be in 2011 and that's commonly accepted idea at this point. >> jennifer: that's interesting. so that might be a bit of a red herring or at least an unimportant factor but the obama administration is reaching out to jewish groups to get his nomination. do you think statements related to israel are going to pose a problem for him? >> i don't know. i think it will cause some problems yes. it will probably lose him some votes, but i have been under the spotlight a lot less in my life than you have or senator hage
that leads then to the elimination of osama bin laden, but that is not the case. >> the cia and pentagon cooperate with filmmakers, and investigators want to look at those interactions to see if the filmmakers had any inappropriate access to sensitive information. >> idaho republican senator michael crapo apologize today after pleading guilty to drunk driving in alexandria, va. >> i regret the decision i made because the serious consequences can come from drinking and driving. i am truly grateful nobody was injured. >> prosecutors dropped the charge for failing to of a traffic signal. he was pulled over december 23 for running a red light with a blood alcohol level above the legal limit. today he was given a $250 fine his license suspended one year, and the most complete and alcohol safety program. >> funeral services in woodbridge for prince william county police officer who died in the line of duty. officer chris yung was killed monday when his motorcycle collided with a minivan in bristow while he was responding to an accident when he was killed. he was a seven-year veteran of the fo
at the congressional budget office. fantastic career in national security. as noted, comptroller of the pentagon today. one of the top officials, eadviser to the secretary of defense in all matters financial, not only in terms of building budgets and trying to execute them and execute efficiencies and reforms within the defense budget. bob has a long career in national security. he was navy officer at the beginning of his career. he worked for the center for naval analysises, worked for the logistics institute and he was my boss to congressional budget office during the period -- well, for a number of years, but including during the period when the berlin wall has just come down and we are were building a post-colored -- post cold war military. bob was the comptroller of the air force during the clinton administration and has also been the executive director of the american society of military comptrollers so join me in welcome us one of my favorite defense budget experts, robert hale. [applause] >> good morning. how is everybody doing? good. listen, i'm glad to be here, for a number of ropes. one of
hagel has not, so far, been nominated for the top pentagon job, but attacks like this tv ad began shortly after news accounts named hagel the frontrunner. they focus mostly on whether he's sufficiently pro-israel. >> there is an incredible level of concern about the kind of secretary of defense he would be, based on his foreign policy views and his foreign policy record, and the things he's said over the past dozen years of his political career. >> suarez: noah pollak is executive director of the emergency committee for israel, which produced the tv ad. under federal law, the committee does not have to disclose the sources of its funding, but it's one of several pro-israel groups opposing hagel. >> you take an issue like iran, which is probably the most important national security threat and problem we will have to deal with in the coming few years. and chuck hagel has come out and said that he's against... he thinks military strikes are not a viable military option. he's even come out against sanctions. and you have to wonder what kind of advice would he give to the president. >>
for the pentagon job. general, welcome. thank you very much. >> nice to be with you. thank you. >> tell me why you think chuck hagel is the right person for this job despite all the controversy that has been raised about what he said about israel in the past and iran in the past, criticisms of some of his other statements certainly the statements about gay americans. >> i think for two, maybe three reasons. first of all, he is a very solid, sound thinker. he has been involved in these matters for decades. he comes at decisions by analysis. not by a mee jerk support for this philosophy or that, but what is best for the united states. that's a wonderful attitude, and i think he and john kerry have similar points of view, and they'll be a good team. but, secondly, he is -- he would be the first secretary of defense to have served as an enlisted man in the trenches. from uso to veterans administration, he understands the political and human problems in a way that no other secretary has. >> do you think that he has the experience and the skill to get his arms around that pentagon bureaucracy and all th
that will face the president. picks to run the pentagon and the cia. that's if they make it through the senate gauntlet. >>> this morning we'll meet one of the faces of the gop. freshman congressman tom cotton of arkansas. got a big crowd of conservatives. grinning from ear to ear already about his future in his party. >>> and richard nixon would have turned 100 years old today if he were still alive. find out how his legacy is still trying to get shaped by his supporters and why he might be the most consequential american politician in the last half century. good morning from washington. it's wednesday, january 9th, 2013. this is the daily rundown. i'm chuck todd. right to my first reads of the morning. the end of the month deadline provides president biden's task force on gun violence to present its proposals is quickly approaching. today biden, cabinet members and senior staff kick off a series of meetings with what the white house describes as stake holders in this debate aimed at trying to produce a consensus or proposals to curb gun violence. today biden meets with victims groups and gun
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pentagon job, but attacks like this tv ad began shortly after news accounts named hagel the frontrunner. they focus mostly on whether he's sufficiently pro-israel. >> there is an incredible level of concern about the kind of secretary of defense he would be, based on his foreign policy views and his foreign policy record, and the things he's said over the past dozen years of his political career. >> suarez: noah pollak is executive director of the emergency committee for israel, which produced the tv ad. under federal law, the committee does not have to disclose the sources of its funding, but it's one of several pro-israel groups opposing hagel. >> you take an issue like iran, which is probably the most important national security threat and problem we will have to deal with in the coming few years. and chuck hagel has come out and said that he's against... he thinks military strikes are not a viable military option. he's even come out against sanctions. and you have to wonder what kind of advice would he give to the president. >> suarez: hagel has also taken fire from gay rights advoc
at the plea deal for the former marine who admitted to shooting at the pentagon and other military buildings. no one hurt in those shootings. under the deal, the 25-year-old would spend his next 25 years behind bars. but the defense attorneys say after the plea deal was cut, that the government doctors diagnosed him with mental illness and they want a judge to consider that new information. >>> afghan president is in town to talk about the transition of his nation's security from u.s. to afghan control. today he met separately with defense secretary and secretary of state hillary clinton. tomorrow he's scheduled to meet with president obama. >>> well there is a war of sorts between virginia and maryland over just where that new fbi headquarters should be located. as peggy fox reports today, northern virginia brought out the big guns, some federal state and local leaders all who want to bring the agency to the old dominion. >> reporter: it's rare to see a diverse group like this in one place saying the same thing. >> we all worked together on this, we are a team. >> reporter: there was libera
the pentagon will be forced to make budget cuts -- >> which is to hollow out the defense force of this nation. >> reporter: defense contractors in the washington area solve military problems -- >> ground penetrating radar provides an image into the ground that you can recognize very explosive hazards. >> reporter: this company in virginia makes the device but there's now a company hiring freeze with much new development on hold. >> we're totally in an uncertain place. >> reporter: steve charles is cofounder of this company in mclean. >> we actually are growing. we've expanded. we have continued to grow. but if there is a shutdown that would be an abrupt stop. >> reporter: could people lose their jobs? >> absolutely. certain contractors have contracts that expire in this february, march, april time frame. and the government will not be in a position to award new contracts. >> reporter: and given the recent congressional track record -- >> we really have no choice but to prepare for the worst. >> reporter: not bad advice for any concern that does business with the federal government. the uncert
karzai is at the pentagon meeting with outgoing defense secretary leon panetta. a pentagon spokesperson said the two will discuss a broad range of issues concerning afghanistan's future as part of a busy week for the afghan head of state. tonight he meets with secretary of state hillary clinton before meeting with president obama tomorrow. >>> and in about 30 meant, vice president joe biden will host gun rights' owners and advocates as part of his gun control task force. the nra has other gun owner groups and sportsmen all headed to the white house. >>> walmart, the nation's largest gun retailer will attend a separate hearing with attorney joan eric holder. yesterday the task force met with victims groups and gun control supporters who say that they were encouraged by the conversation the task force is expected to make its recommendations in about a month. >>> new this morning, a major announcement about the presidential cabinet. this afternoon, president obama will nominate jack lew secede timothy geithner as secretary. he's currently the white house chief of staff and budget director.
on nbcwashington.com. >>> and the pentagon is bracing for another budget battle on capitol hill taking steps to prepare to deal with billions of dollars in cuts. defense secretary leon panetta is asking his department to brace for those cuts if congress fails to reach an agreement on a final spending plan. the defense department will start freezing civilian hiring and it plans to delay awarding some contracts. and hold off on some maintenance as well. the pentagon is facing nearly a half trillion in cuts over a decade. >> and inauguration day is now just over a week away. this morning, a big change in plans. the pastor who was supposed to give the ben diction at the swearing in will no longer do so because of anti-gay comments he made 15 years ago. the reverend removed himself from the service after getting criticized for a sermon where he preached that therapy could turn gay people straight. the inauguration committee said it did not know about the sermon at the time of his selection. >>> meantime things are taking shape for the big day. it's estimated 40,000 people will pack two inaugural
before police arrived. >>> man accused of shooting into the pentagon and other military targets is scheduled to be sentenced today. his lawyers want the plea deal reviewed because he has been diagnosed as a schizophrenic. he pleaded guilty to the shootings last year and accepted a plea deal in exchange for a 25-year prison sentence. >>> the judge overseeing a preliminary hearing into the colorado theater shooting says the case can go to trial. he says there is enough evidence from james holmes. he faces up to 160 felony counts for allegedly killing 12 people and injuring 70 others and is due back in court later today for an arraignment. his lawyers say they are not ready to enter a plea. >>> the president of afghanistan has an appointment with president obama at the white house in less than an hour. karzai got a tour of the pentagon's 9/11 memorial from defense secretary panetta yesterday. last night he had dinner with secretary of state hillary clinton. this morning's meeting with president obama will focus on the future of afghanistan and u.s. troop levels there. >>> today is
of national intelligence. the current one is james clapper, a former three-star military man from the pentagon. under him are 16 intelligence agencies and the cia is one of those before that, the director of central intelligence had nominally have the coordination role. now, the cia is one of 16 but it is our primary spy agency. its role under the reorganization has become even more crucial. if you have seen "zero dark thirty," it shows the central the cia played in identifying the career and once we identified him, we found the house in about a block and then we found osama bin laden. host: senator john mccain said he wants to take a closer look at the interrogation policies of the bush administration and john brennan's involvement in that. guest: i applaud with john mccain said about interrogation. he has been saying for ever that torture does not work and he should know. he was in the hanoi hilton for so long and tortured by north vietnam during the war. he is right, in my view. i did serve on the intelligence committee for eight years. i was there in the 1990's and came back and was a rank
, will stay behind is up in the air. >>> meanwhile, secretary panetta wants the pentagon to prepare for cut backs. he has launched steps to free civilian hiring, delay contract awards and curtail some maintenance. he's also asked department officials to begin planning for unpaid furloughs. his plan supposedly minimizes the impact on military readiness. if congress can't reach a deal by march, the pentagon's budget will be slashed by more than $100 million. >>> police need your help finding this man, but anyone who comes in contact with him needs to use caution. he escaped from the hospital in montgomery county last night. he's paranoid, suicidal and has a history of violence they say. >>> in the meantime, ex-marine will be back in court today to learn his punishment. he pleaded guilty to the shootings last year. under the deal he agreed to, he faces 25 years in prison. but government doctors recently diagnosed the 25-year-old with schizophrenia. his new lawyers say a judge needs to review the plea and the sentence. >>> if the d.c. council has its way, the presidential limo will look differe
at the pentagon and for all our citizens. >> is president obama nominating chuck hagel as secretary of defense in in order to cut funding to the military? charles krauthammer will weigh in on that. caution, you are about to enter the no spin zone, the factor begins right now. hi, i'm bill o'reilly. thanks for watching us tonight. aborting babies at taxpayers expense that is the subject of this evening's talking points memo. we have been taking a very hard look at a disturbing situation that may be a major violation, maybe of federal law. in 1976 congress passed the hyde amendment which forbids federal tax dollars for abortions. the reason is obvious. many americans believe abortion is morally wrong to. protect those americans, the feds said no to public funding of abortions. but now it looks like pro-choice zealots have figured out a way to get around the hyde amendment. they are using planned parenthood. here are the stats. 2001 planned parenthood received about 203 million taxpayer dollars. 10 years later, 2011, the organization received a whopping $5,542,000,000, nearly double. planned pare
-marine convicted of shooting into the pentagon and other military targets want the plea deal reviewed now that he's diagnosed as a schizophrenic. he plead guilty to a series of shootings accepting a plea deal inds implex change for 25 years in prison. the lawyers want a judge to review whether that is appropriate. he's scheduled to be sentenced tomorrow. >>> a news alert out of california. a student has been taken into custody after a shooting at a high school and the 16-year-old student was shot and wounded. it happened this morning in a high school, 120 miles northwest of los angeles. the shotgun was used in the attack and the suspect is taken into custody. >>> the obama administration's plans to find concrete proposals to prevent gun violence started today. the nra got a seat at the table. crag bosswell has more. >> you all know this is a complicated issue. >> reporter: vice president joe biden will have a list of proposals to help reduce gun violence ready for president obama by tuesday. >> a surprising recurrence of suggestions that we have universal background checks. >> reporter: he's focu
will replace trains between the pentagon and ross lind stations. the arlington cemetery station is closed. on the red line, there will be singing tracking between friendship heights and van necessary and on the green line, trains will share tracks between green belt and college park. work starts at 10:00 tonight and should be done by monday morning. >>> today, transit agencies around the country, including metro, will receive funding to train the next generation of train -- for transportation jobs. transportation secretary ray lahood will make the announcement at 11:30 this morning at booker t washington charter school in d.c. it aims to give people jobs at -- >>> coming up, why a popular museum in the district is eliminating jobs. >>> the airlines to most likely -- most likely to get you to your destination on time. >>> a big accomplishment today for nbc's long-running soap opera, days of our lives. you're watching news4 today. ♪ ♪ i'm halfway to your heart ♪ you have to let me know ♪ so i don't make my worst mistake ♪ ♪ turn around and let you go [ female announcer ] when sw
security leaders today. first he will meet with defense secretary leon panetta at the pentagon. later tonight he will meet with secretary of state hillary clinton. yesterday he met with senators on capitol hill. they discussed how many troops will remain in his country after combat forces pull out in 2014. karzai is scheduled to meet with president obama tomorrow. >>> today a former d.c. police police officer will be sentenced for shooting multiple people. kenneth fur faces sever years in prison for the bizarre incident in august of 2011. he was convicted for soliciting a transgender woman for sex outside a cvs in northwest washington. when she refused he became angry and allegedly threatened her and one of her friends with a gun. a few minutes later, fur confronted them, jumped on the hood of their car and shot through the windshield, hitting three people. all the victims suffered non-life-threatening injuries. >>> this morning a d.c. police officer is under arrest for sexually abusing a child. according to investigators, officer wendell palmer is charged with first-degree child sexu
. they may have to wait tour -- to learn his fate. he admitted last year that he shot at the pentagon, marine corps museum, and recruiting stations. his lawyers say he is schizophrenic, and they want a judge to review whether the plea deal and its 25 year jail sentence are appropriate. a big development in the colorado movie theater shooting. late thursday night, a judge ruled that the case can go to trial. >> later today, james holmes is supposed to be arraigned. his lawyers want to delay it saying he is not ready to enter a plea. >> the judge's ruling is not a surprise. after prosecutors spent three days playing out a mountain of evidence including how he amassed guns and ammo, booby trapped his apartment with explosives, and scope out the theatre weeks before the attack police say he even took yuri self portraits before the shooting started. >> he had a black contact lenses on. he looked very evil. he sat in the courtroom, pretty much delighted. >> he is charged with 166 counts, including murder and attempted murder for last summer's massacre that left 12 people dead. his attorneys say he
him. >>> a man accused of shooting into the pentagon and other military targets pleaded guilty to the series of shootings and accepted a plea deal in exchange for a 25-year prison sentence. >>> a veteran d.c. police officer accused of sexually assaulting an 11-year-old girl pleads not guilty. wendell palmer was the director of a church choir at the time. the woman says palmer abused her inside the church and other places for two years. she says it started back in 2004. the judge has ordered palmer held pending a preliminary hearing tuesday. >>> coming up next, president obama and vice president joe biden making good on a promise to present gun control reform legislation soon. >> the man accused of a deadly shooting spree inside a colorado movie theater will go onto trial. fox 5 news will be back in a moment.  >>> the judge overseeing a preliminary hearing into the colorado movie sheet are shooting says the case can go to trial. judge william sylvester says there is enough evidence against james holmes from last summer's massacre in aurora. he is due back
the sequestration could have on the pentagon and thousands of civilian workers. >> there is reaction on vice president's joe biden on preventing gun violence and it is not flattering. >> we will have the loopy signature of the man fixed to lead the treasury. >> let's get another look at the weather forecast. i could not leave the numbers that doug was throwing out earlier. >> there is a feeling of spring in the air. temperatures are starting to drop a little bit. let's start with the time-lapse. this is from the rooftop camera. the clouds rolled in and all high cloudiness right now but they will lore and thicken tomorrow. 52 degrees in washington and fredericksburg. cooler north and west in gaithersburg, 46 degrees. the lower and thicker variety of clouds will develop around the region tomorrow in advance of the storm center. it is tretching fa the gulf coast and spreading all the way north to the southern lakes. we will have a chance of a few chorses through the afternoon and evening hours tomorrow. through the morning it will be cloudy and just a cha
's admitted to shooting at the pentagon and other buildings. under the deal 25-year-old jonathan melaku would spend the next 25 years behind bars. but the new defense attorneys say the deal was cut before he was diagnosed with schizophrenia. they want a judge to consider the new information and the plea deal. >>> the federal communications commission is taking steps to prevent problems like you experienced during the derecho. remember that? verizon customers couldn't call 911 after the storm because the system failed. the fcc says its plans to put mandatory rules in place to avoid problems with emergency services and also said failures were to blame for the problem. >> and what happened during the derecho and after the derecho. the lack of service, the lack of communication must never happen again. and i consider the ruling today a real validation. >> the metropolitan washington council of government issues a statement praising the fcc for its ruling and called on them to put new rules in action to support local emergency officials. >>> it is 4:37. a warming we will go. today and tomorrow are
to lead the pentagon. there was a question of whether any republican would actually put a hold on the nomination. >> some said they will vote against it. >> yes, but putting a hold on it would be a very rare thing and the white house would not be about to nominate him if they didn't think he could actually make it through the senate. whatty we are learning is the white house hold senior members of congress to expect the nomination. >> you have serious questions. chuck hegel did endorse the president in 2008 and 2012. >> that are created consternation for john mccain who had been very, very close to chuck hegel in the senate as fellow republican. i think that they have a distance to go. not only with republicans by the way, but with democrats who really are feeling the heat from the pro israel hob lobby who would not support chuck hegel. not only is joe biden comfortable, but the president himself knows chuck hegel well and serves on the intelligence advisory board and it's clear they established a relationship. >> word that the headline out of what we were just talking about is
produced by our great pentagon producer justin fishel last friday. he wrote "the white house is not considering any option that would leave more than 10,000 american troops in afghanistan beyond 2014. ". a senior administration official and senior military force told fox news despite reports that the administration could leave a much larger footprint after that deadline for handing over security to the afghans. there you have it. 10,000 s what we are reportedly hearing from the pentagon. >> i worry about the art fix deadlines and artificial numbers not dictated by the facts on the ground. we have to see as the afghanistan forces are standing up and make sure that they are trained and we cooperate with them with counterinsurgency and the training and advising and continues. to just pull out a date and say this is the number of troops does not respect the realities on the ground. we made that mistake with iraq and i hope that the obama administration learned from its mistakes and when we withdraw forces along with allies we do so in a way that i say treasures all of the lives t
it to you. >> why does the president want to down size the pentagon, the defense department? why does he want to do that? >> because obama has this ideological vision of america as a super power, too big for its britches and it's a power that's thrown itself around the world. he talked about it in his initial tour of the world, and that it does not sort of have the moral standing to be the great power it was, leading where it was, choosing where and when and he wants to cut it down to size. >> megyn: that was charles krauthammer making the argument to our own bill o'reilly, that president obama is forming his second term policy that america needs to down size its global presence or as he put it, mr. krauthammer, he thinks america, mr. obama does, is too big for its britches. and here is tucker carlson, a fox news contributor, and julie, and ray. what's the evidence of that? >> the evidence that the president sees the united states in world terms is everywhere you see it in the budget negotiations the reason the republicans are so thrown off. divided and disspirited. mostly they're confus
, chuck hagel, to run the pentagon, president obama pulling out all troops by 2014, not leaving any military presence behind. that idea was floated at the white house earlier this week. we'll also talk to general stanley mcchrystal about that, and the weapons he used during his long career and whether civilians ought to be able to use weapons. you made headlines, what is your view when you see the military-style weapons in the hands of civilians? >> i spent a lifetime of carrying weapons, and firing a round at 3,000 feet per second. and when it hits human flesh it is devastating, designed to be that way. and that is what i want soldiers to carry. but i don't want those weapons around our schools or around our streets. i think that if we can't -- it is not a complete fix to just address assault weapons. but i think if we don't get very serious now when we see children being buried, then i can't think of a time when we should. >> so you don't buy the argument that the only good answer to a bad guy with a gun is good guy with a gun? >> i don't, and i think it is time we have a serious
in the picture, all very visible. "outfront" tonight, charles blow and former pentagon official, rosa brooks. charles, let me start on this first hilda solis resigning. there's always a lot of turnover. there's one fewer woman in the cabinet. was very interesting that the white house then announced that a woman, an african-american and an asian were staying. so clearly this conversation is is being registered there. >> absolutely. i think that you would like to see as much diversity as possible. gender diversity, racial diversity, whatever else kind of diversity, in any cabinet, this one included. that said though, i think that you know, it's important to understand the entire context of what "the new york times" said in that story. one thing they said was that 46% of obama's appointees have been women and that's a very important issue. half of the people who work in the white house have been women. and that you know, he has had two big appointments, you know, the biggest thing a president can do is to nominate a supreme court justice. obama's had two shots. >> fair point. >> both have been
of the pentagon and military commanders on the ground regarding the troop levels after 2014. he says that would come at a separate announcement. much is written and said about the selection or nomination of chuck hagel and john kerry as part of the president's circle in determining what to do with afghanistan or with the troop levels in afghanistan moving ahead. >> that's right, tamron. and i think that the pressure on the president internally within his own administration to keep those numbers very low will be fairly considerable. last year, we were led to believe that there would be remaining force post-2014 of 10,000 to 15,000. i think today you should probably look at a 3,000 to 6,000 force. but what i thought was interesting about the press conference, tamron, was that while the president described the role of those forces in very narrow terms, continuing the training and doing a counter terrorism operation when needed against al qaeda remnants, what he didn't say was what's the main purpose of having those forces remain in afghanistan? i think it's two fold. one of them is to keep the tal
opposition will be the bureaucratic inertia in the pentagon. it's an enormous place. it's fueled by the defense industries more than the actual military themselves. and that revolving door between the upper levels of the military and defense contractors. one thing you will get from chuck hagel, you will get a concern for the men and women on the ground. that will be the most important part of having chuck hagel as a secretary of defense. he's the first infantry grunt to hold that job and i remembers what it's like. if there are think-tank cowboys who think they're going to go to the president and try to sell him on a war they'll have someone pushing back really hard and they'll have to kick down the doors. >> jennifer: i love that about him. it's the most salient quality about someone who is going to lead the decisions whether or not our men and women are going into battle. he is a courageous guy. a lot of backbone. standing up against the bureaucracy, that is a huge deal. you have another interesting take this morning. you wrote about president obama's choice about myrile everie
every single obama nominee until the pentagon agreed to a contract in alabama shelby's home state to one of the largest contributors to shelby's campaign. >> jennifer: of course. will the it address this issue of the buying of filibusters by lobbyists, is that something that could be fixed? >> we don't know what the end package will look like. but the outline that has been proposed by udall will provide accountability. if a senator like senator shelby wants to block a special interest then they have to go to the floor and make their case. that will call for accountability. >> jennifer: so a piece of paper cannot make your case for you. you've got to do what jimmy stewart in "mr. smith goes to washington" did. stand on the floor and make the case. however, that has been opposed by the group of carl levin and john mccain. >> there are a lot of competing interests here, and some folks for the compromise where instead just some nominees could be blocked, but each senator could have unlimited abilities to filibuster a nominee. again, with the republicans in the minority, they don't want to se
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to the pentagon today. he received full military honors today. karzai and panetta talked about the future in afghanistan, including plans to withdraw the majority of u.s. troops by the end of next year. karzai meets with president obama at the white house tomorrow. >>> there appears to be a solid reason to keep controversial photographs of osama bin laden from the public eye. that, according to a federal appeals court judge. a group called judicial watch filed a freedom of information act request for those photographs. those photographs were taken during and after the raid in which u.s. commandos killed bin laden back in 2011. today in court judicial watch argued that the government did not provide a specific enough basis for denies the request for fraps. the judge said the government cited specific concerns that the images might be used by al qaeda as propaganda to spark andy-uss sentiments. >>> a push to move the fbi headquarters for the commonwealth. they said the fbi's 11,000 employees to relocate. david culver is in springfield with details on the proposal and the potential relocatio
of shooting into the pentagon and other targets will learn his fate today, sentencing is scheduled for yonathan maleku. he has been diagnosed as a schizophrenic. he needed guilty to the series of shootings last year and accepted a plea deal in exchange for a 5-euro prison sentence. >>> there is a big push to bring the fbi headquarter to northern virginia. local, set and congressional leaders met in arlington to brainstorm ideas that will convince the feds to relocate somewhere in the commonwealth. they are pushing hard for a site in fairfax county. meanwhile, in maryland, prince george's county and montgomery county are both in the running as well. >>> senator tim kaine is also among those pushing to bring the fbi headquarters to virginia. the former virginia governor was sworn in last week. senator kaine, he is going to join us live here in studio at 7:30 this morning to talk mother about his plans as he settles into his new job on capitol hill. >>> time now for the morning line as robert griffin iii continues to recover. the nfl players association may launch an investigation int
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